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US Open Qualies and Kid's Day

  • National Tennis Center (map)

Join us to see the mesmerizing strokes of Champions as they practice on the side courts with plenty of chances for you to take up close photos, get autographs and possibly even some selfies with them! Who might you see practice?  Can you say Nadal, Federer and Venus....  In addition, you will be able to see Men's, Women's and Junior's players ranked #150 - #600 in the world, battle it out to compete in the main draw.

Saturday is Kid's Day so it's a perfect opportunity for families to come and experience the best tournament in tennis together!  It's also the last day of Qualifiers week so the perfect chance for anyone to see top players up close for FREE!

During breaks, check out one of the best food courts on the planet. You can purchase all kinds of amazing snacks, meals, and cocktails.


The gates open at 10 am sharp with lines forming immediately to see match play at 11 am. Main gate entrance during the Qualifiers is free.  To join the Tennis World NYC Party, arrive by 9:30 to meet at the Practice Court Scoreboard by 10 am.  We'll take some time to get to know our fellow tennis fans then I'll lead you in to see the action.

If you would like to join us later in the day, no problem! Just send a text, 516-473-0215, and I will let know where the group is at. Please understand I will respond as quickly as possible, but there could definitely be delays if Serena's on court!

If you're driving or want other directions via mass transit, best to consult the USTA's own driving directions:


The USTA is very picky about what you can bring with you into the Tennis Center, here are the highlights.

Bags must have only a single compartment and cannot be larger than 12"W x 12"H x 16"L.  No knapsacks or backpacks period, even if they fit the above requirements. Hard coolers are not allowed

No alcoholic beverages

And no tennis racquets either (?!?)

Any beverage or other containers have to be plastic, not metal or glass

You can only bring limited quantities of food

And tablets and e-readers (e.g. iPads and Kindles) are allowed, but not laptops

See the full list here:

Earlier Event: August 23
USTA US Open Experience in Manhattan
Later Event: September 3
Free Clinic with the Rafa Nadal Academy